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into pennsylvania maybe eventually new york city late on christmas eve night. >> axelrod: who will see a white christmas? >> it looks like the folks around new york area, will see a little snow and then a bigger storm will brew in places like oklahoma and texas during the day on christmas. we could be talking about substantial snowfall. >> axelrod: jeff, thank you so much. it's nine days now until the fiscal cliff of tax increases and spending cuts. still, congress has gone home for the holidays. and today, president obama and his family arrived in honolulu, where they'll celebrate christmas. the president says he is ready to return to make a deal. retailers called today "super saturday." it is traditionally one of the busiest shopping days of the year. businesses are banking on it because so far this season, sales numbers have not been as strong as many had hoped to see. here's michelle miller. >> reporter: kidding around is a specialty toy store in new york city. you won't find any of this stuff at target, wal-mart? >> no. >> reporter: the owner says today is his busiest day of the year. wit
as we can to prepare. >> reporter: there's also a weather alert on the city website. officials will keep residents and merchants updated if water levels continue to rise. let's take a quick look at the creek. you can see it's pretty low at this point, only at about four feet. it floods at 13, but the rain is back. we are getting drenched out here. more rain tonight through tomorrow. >> thanks, elisa. >>> a rough day for holiday travelers on one of the busiest days of the year. the weather did cause long delays. earlier, some flights were running more than three hours behind schedule. but tonight, arriving flights are only 20 to 30 minutes late. conditions tomorrow could make a mess of schedules again, though. keeping of a mess, people on the road are dealing with their own travel woes today. heavy snow and ice combined to create accidents and spinouts. cbs reporter holly has been experiencing the conditions first hand. >> reporter: interstate 80, covered in snow and ice, made more dangerous and slow driving conditions heading up the mountain. most of these drivers are on their way to a h
. an inch and a half of rain on napa. the city picked up three quarters of an inch and concord an inch and a half. more on the way beginning in the north bay. we'll have the forecast for you ten minutes from now. >>> in the meantime the storm brought serious holiday cheer in the sierra. people who can get to the mountains are being rewarded with several feet of fresh powder. the good luck making the drive. interstate 80 shut down for a while because of accidents and spinouts. it's open tonight but chains are required on 80 and highway 50 by the time the storm moves out, the mountains could see from 6 to 8 feet of snow. and for those traveling a little bit farther than the mountains the weather was still on issue. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is live at sfo where some people may miss christmas with the family. hey eilssa. >> reporter: hi brian, as you can imagine many frustrated travelers trying the get home in time for the holidays, in fact i spoke with one man whose flight was canceled and he said the next available flight is not until christmas day. he's just one of many passenge
, an earthquake hit mexico city, burying some of his family members in the cubled wreckage. domingo canceled his schedule and rushed to the scene. >> they are doing everything they can and i realize it has to be very slow in order to save lives but i wish that they could do something faster. >> reporter: his parents were unhurt, but four other relatives-- including a young child-- died in the ruins. >> after six days we find them. so that was a horrible, horrible thing. i >> you don't know what you want for christmas yet? >> i want a dog but my mom won't let me. >> reporter: these days this is placido domingo's favorite audience. >> power rangers. >> reporter: you know power rangers. >> yes, of course! >> reporter: his grandchildren have prompted interesting career moves. i'm impressed you know these career moves. >> i have to do something for them. i did "beverly hills chihuahua." >> say hello to my little friends. >> yup, that's him. >> please, call me monkey. ♪ i did it >> reporter: he was also the voice of an evil wizard in a recent "dora the explorer." his grand kids' approval is importan
this month. he just kept them out. city maintenance crews have cleared of debris from the creek and from drains. they say they are as ready as they can be at volvo's diner. >> the only thing is you hope mother nature is on your side. >> we just as much as they can to prepare. >> it was back in 2005 when the creek flooded downtown causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. and if you plan on spending christmas in the mountains, take your time getting up there. interstate 80 is completely covered in snow. yesterday stop and go traffic clogs the highway from gold run all the way to lake tahoe. many drivers were caught off guard. >> there is supposed to be some snow and some slowdowns. i wasn't expecting a closure. i've got my whole family in the car. you want to take too many chances. >> that bumper to bumper traffic was good news for local businesses. this gas station was jampacked. the line for the bathroom stretched out into the cold parking lot. cruise wanted drivers headed up to tahoe to be prepared to have chains handy and drive slow and cautiously. >>> checking road conditio
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